Spring back into Wasdale

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Mar 18

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We will try to offer various walks, but this is a mountain environment where weather calls the tune.

Join OutdoorLads as we revisit one of our most favoured and loved hostels, and after a two-year break, it's great to be back!

Set on the banks of Wastwater, this stunning, half-timbered, National Trust owned country house offers comfortable, historic accommodation slap-bang in the heart of the most iconic Lake District mountains. We have oodles of walking and mountaineering options directly from the doorstep.

Spectacular winter walking deep in the spiritual heart of the Lakes. Looking around from Wasdale Head is like a roll call of some of England's most iconic summits. Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Yewbarrow and Scafell Pike can all be seen on a clear day.  In this wonderful and beguiling winter setting, weather permitting, we will feast on this amazing smorgasbord of summits with some proper mountain walks to remember.

Arrival will be on Friday night when we will have our traditional OutdoorLads buffet. Then, after breakfast on Saturday morning, there will be one or more walking options (depending on leader availability), either from the hostel door or just a short drive away. Dinner on Saturday evening is included in the event price and volunteers will be sought to help with the preparation, table setting etc.

We have lots of OutdoorLads members who have applied to become hostel leaders, so we will be using this event as an opportunity to assess one of them: Chris will be taking on most of the leadership tasks during the event, under Richard's watchful eye ;)

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs

Photos: D.Bell, J.Watson, YHA and OutdoorLads, and used with full permission. 


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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.


Wasdale YHA Hostel
Man on top of snowy mountain
Walking in Snow
Wasdale Main Hall
Wasdale YHA Hostel
Man on top of snowy mountain
Walking in Snow
Wasdale Main Hall


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